Your marriage is the most important part of your life, but it's become the most frustrating.
You've tried everything - talk about issues, don't talk about issues, ask for advice from others, read the latest relationship column, etc.
Unfortunately, nothing seems to help. Instead, it's wash, rinse, and repeat.
You feel disappointed and helpless. Your spouse labels you as controlling and says you are crazy. It's so unfair. The hurt is overwhelming but no matter how many times you suggest couples counseling, the answer is always, "No! You are the one with the problem, not me." You feel stuck. Something has to give.
Despite the challenges, you long for your marriage to last and remember the good times together.
You want to feel heard and appreciated like you are a united front facing each day together. You believe that renewal and reconnection with your partner are the keys to making the stress of life easier to manage. Home would be your sanctuary again.
You desire security, trust and respect that ignites intimacy in and out of the bedroom.
You need direction from a resource that understands your unique situation and can remain objective. But how can your marriage get that help if your spouse isn't ready?
You don't have to wait for your partner to agree to couples counseling.
Couples For 1 helps individuals in a marriage, gain new perspectives and tools that can impact their relationship at home.
Sure, it may not solve every marriage difficulty but it can provide you with meaningful direction, decreased stress and objective support.
And at times, your new direction can shift old patterns creating curiosity and readiness for your spouse to consider saying "yes" to couples counseling. I meet clients where they are and empower them to grow and heal in ways that foster stronger marriages.
If you are in a mental health emergency, you may call 9-1-1, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255), or go to the emergency room.